I didn't have the opportunity to drive a car this time, but I was surprised at the gasoline prices I saw on the street corners. It costs 2 pounds per liter and 330 yen in Japanese yen. This is a simple calculation and is about twice as much as Japan. Even considering currency purchasing power, it is significantly higher.
The relatively low price of gasoline in Japan, which is not an oil-producing country, is not a result of energy policy, but a tax subsidy. If you dare to say it, it's due to Baramaki. This Japanese policy is very strange. It is a policy like a controlled economic nation that collects consumption tax as well as so-called gasoline tax suah as volatile oil tax and local volatile oil tax, and controls prices with subsidies funded by taxes. It is also a kind of tax money laundering. It also gives preferential treatment to some industries, energy and automobile related industries. The project is a poorly behaved, interest-guided project in which Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the ideas of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
On the other hand, UK's policy is simple and smart. It is left to the market principle. It is fairer to make the energy problem caused by Ukraine, climate change, etc. a common recognition. The Japanese government should also consider other uses instead of the current response. Further promotion of recycled energy, promotion of use of public transportation (giving incentives such as price cuts), and support by taxes refund to impoverished companies due to the rnergy crisis. The unpleasant weakness of the Japanese system, which is weakly monitored regarding how to use taxes, is exposed. After all, how negligent and poor it is to aim for the reconstruction of nuclear power generation. While proclaiming a free economy that respects market principles, the truth is that it is a controlled economy itself.
In that respect, in the case of the United Kingdom, resources are distributed in a well-balanced manner. The development of public transportation is progressing with a long-term plan, and EVs are becoming widespread. I am also an EV enthusiast, but I saw the Leaf more often in London than in Japan. There are also many Tesla and Mercedes. It's tempting to think that it's embarrassing to drive a fossil fuel car into the city. There are quite a few charging stations on the streets of the city. It is a leadership that allows citizens to realize the global warming and energy crisis.
Japan has no future unless it reviews its tax system and reconstructs a rational and agile system for energy policy, global warming countermeasures, price countermeasures, and elimination of disparities.